PEARSON – Allan Walter

Date of Birth: October 29, 1928

Date of Death: March 28, 2019

Remembering Allan Walter Pearson.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. from St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church in Melville, with the interment to follow at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
On an autumn day, on Oct. 29, 1928, Allan Pearson was born on the family farm north of Melville, Sask. His family was composed of grandparents, Antal and Elizabeth Hungrader; parents, Polus and Mary Pearson; elder brothers, Anton (Tony) and Alfred.
Allan grew up in those difficult years known as the Dirty Thirties. History tells us there was a 10-year drought, where times for farmers were really unimaginably tough.
Allan went to the nearby Happy Centre School and finished his Grade 10 there. During his school years, he loved to play baseball and horseshoes. After school, life in earnest started, as he worked on the farm and he became one of the prairie men. How Allan loved the farm life — he was a man of routine, following the seasons of calving, fencing, seeding and harvest. He loved and cared for his animals — his cows, horses and above all his German shepherd dog, which was always at his side.
Over the years, his brothers left the farm, and in 1967 his grandparents passed away, leaving Allan to farm with his parents, Polus and Mary. His parents passed away in 1981 and 1989 respectively, leaving him alone.
Left alone to farm, he faced some very difficult and challenging years, coupled with failing health. A horse had kicked him, leaving him with chronic pain and a permanent limp. Inevitably, the most painful day of his life came, when he could no longer be at home on the farm and he found himself at St. Paul Lutheran Home. He didn’t want to be there, but had no choice.
Allan was a bachelor, an unclaimed diamond in the rough. Many didn’t see the qualities that he had, that those who knew him better, did see. Even when life was tough, with huge challenges to deal with, he never complained. He kept these things to himself.
Allan was able to process and accept the loss of his earlier life on the farm and St. Paul Lutheran Home did become his new home.
Although many family relatives lived outside of Saskatchewan, Allan had a loving family in St. Paul Lutheran Home.
The Pearson family members thank the St. Paul staff, for their loving and professional care for Allan’s well-being, especially during his last days.
Allan entered his eternal rest peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
Aside from his parents, Allan was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Pearson in 1999.
Allan passed away leaving a big hole in the hearts of the family. He is survived by his brother, Tony Pearson; and six nephews, Bill (Alexis); David (Cheryl); John (Margit); Dale (Pat); Robert (Diane) and Stuart.
Arrangements are by Bailey’s Funeral and Cremation Care, Melville.